Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm PST
the sequester kicks in president obama and congress is making their case to the public about what needs to be done to stop billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. president obama visited a ship building factory today in newport news, virginia and detailed the effects of the spending cuts and warned of severe consequence esto the military and the threat of -- cons ebbs wednesdays to the military and the -- consequences to the military and job layoffs for americans. >> these are cuts that don't have to happen. >> the president supports a man by senate democrats to close tax loopholes in addition to some targeted spending cuts. however, house republicans say they've passed two bills to replace cuts to the military, air traffic control and transportation and say democrats need to compromise. >> the house has acted twice. we shouldn't have to act a third time before this senate begins to do their work. >> sequestration equals unemployment. sequestration, we don't want it. we can work here to make sure we get the job done. >> unless congress acts, $85 billion in across the board spend
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
that. clinton everybody surpassed president obama and vice- president biden. she has denied planning a presidential run in 2016 but many political analysts say that may change. >>> power company officials say they now know what caused sunday's power outage at the super bowl. they say a device called a relay failed in the connection between the power line that comes from outside the new orleans superdome and the cable that carries power throughout the stadium. they say the relay had been installed as part of a 4 million dollar upgrade and is actually meant to prevent power outages. they say they don't know if the relay's failure was the result of a bad design or a manufacturing flaw. it has been removed and will be replaced. >>> another quake has hit the solomon islands. the the 7.1 quake struck 15 miles off the coast of australia. no damage or injuries have been reported. it comes two days after an 8.0 earthquake struck the same region, triggering a tsunami that killed 5. this latest quake is hampering relief efforts. >> cool dry weather is filling into the bay area for your weekend.